I used a dell ips monitor for several years, about 3 years ago i bought a highrefresh samsung VA ultrawide and just a week ago i bought a AHVA (IPS) 16:9 with a new auo panel (4k 120Hz).
My experience is that the ultrawide format, while very nice in some games (rpgs like witcher3 or ROTTR which i played) is very nice, it was useless for almost everything else i used my pc for. Websites, films and most games are optimized for 16:9. I don't think i will every buy a ultrawide monitor again (afte using one for more than two years) but your mileage may vary, it depends on what you use it for too, i just want to advise you to give it a good thought.
What i really disliked about IPS monitors was the ips glow (i am somehow bothered by it, even at low brightness settings). On my new monitor with a newer AUO panel, at least subjectively speaking, there is still glow, but it is tolerable at least so far for me, so i think i ll stay with that.
The problem, at least with Samsung VA panels i was using, for me was always that it had some black crush (dark shades of black were hardly differentiated) and there were visible breakup trails on some dark transitions. For example even when scrolling fast on websites, you could clearly see these trails smearing after the text as well as in some games(depending on the color shades used ). So the main "issue" with VA for me were the slow pixel transition times on darker shades.
I honestly think one can be satisfied with a good VA or IPS or TN, in the end it comes down to preference (if the monitor is decent and modern).
Last edited by aliquis; 12-08-2018 at 01:11 AM.